Several species of mushrooms have anti-cancer properties. The Reishi mushroom has the ability to slow down the growth of cancer cells and it can help prevent lung, breast, prostate, and rectal cancer.
The Maitake mushroom can block the growth of malignant cells and prevent breast and lung cancer. The Turkey Tail mushroom can destroy the viruses that are related to cervical cancer. Some mushrooms are usually processed to create patented drugs and supplements for cancer prevention and treatment, while others are just eaten as food for cancer patients.